Attorney General William Barr delivered a redacted version of the Mueller report to Congress and posted the special counsel’s findings online Thursday morning.

The document’s publication followed a Justice Department press conference that critics and Democratic lawmakers denounced as an effort to spin Mueller’s findings and protect President Donald Trump.

“Before the American people can read it themselves, Barr is trying to spin a report he knows will damage his boss,” tweeted Rep. Barbara Lee during Barr’s morning press conference. “Don’t listen to Barr—read Mueller’s words yourself.”

Though Democrats demanded the full report, the findings delivered to Congress were redacted. During his press conference, Barr insisted that none of the redactions were the result of “executive privilege.”

Read Mueller’s report (pdf):

According to the New York Times, Justice Department officials had “numerous conversations” with White House lawyers ahead of the Mueller report’s release.

Karen Hobert Flynn, president of government watchdog group Common Cause, said in a statement that “Congress must be given the full report and Congress must determine what needs to be redacted.”

“Those determinations should not be made by a Trump apologist like William Barr who openly criticized the Mueller investigation prior to his appointment as Attorney General,” Flynn added.

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